Tag: emotions

The Path to Success Includes Failure

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By Tova J. Kreps, LCSW, President & Co-Founder of Wellspring

It’s a new year, a time for new beginnings… again!!!! As I prepare to teach this month on the radio and in our upcoming seminar about Healthy Habits, I am working on my own habits in order to try to “practice what I preach. I can’t help but be struck by the fact that I have tried to start some of these same habits for decades. I find myself tempted to focus on my failures and to give up before I even get started. But not this time! One of the major changes I have made in my own recent habit-forming efforts is to give myself permission to fail. Let me share with you six key points about how and why to use failure as your teacher instead of your accuser.

 

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    • Healthy Habits

    Tags:

    • anxiety
    • counseling
    • emotional health
    • emotions
    • empowerment
    • influence for good
    • mental health
    • power
    • resiliency
    • wellness

10 Practical Strategies to Have “Happy Holidays”

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by Monica Snyder, LMFT 

“Happy Holidays!” greet your friends, colleagues and even strangers while you are out and about. What does that conjure up for you? Some of us have high expectations for sparkling lights, presents, meaningful remembrances and happy times with families. Others of us, though, also anticipate stressful schedules, dread for unhappy gatherings or reminders of loss.

How can you actually plan to have happy holidays? Here are 10 practical ways to increase your chances of being happy this season.

  • Focus on God. God Himself commanded us in the Bible to celebrate feasts to rest from our daily chores, to focus on what He has done for us, and to teach our children to do the same. Focusing on God helps us keep a right perspective on the “reason for the season”.
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    Posted in:

    • Emotional Health
    • Family
    • Love and Relationships
    • Stress and Anxiety

    Tags:

    • emotional health
    • emotions
    • empowerment
    • holidays
    • love
    • love and relationships
    • parenting
    • relationships
    • wellness

Transformational Loss

by Vicki Gray, LCSW

Loss is universal.  It happens to everyone.  Anytime someone or something significant is no longer available to us, the natural response is pain.  The more significant the loss, the more intense the pain.  Grieving the death of a loved one is arguable the most challenging type of loss to experience – but any loss can cause grief, including:

Divorce or relationship endings                                            

Loss of a cherished dream

Familial estrangement                                                            &nb ...

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  • Emotional Health
  • Family
  • Loss and Resiliency
  • Love and Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Stress and Anxiety

Tags:

  • counseling
  • emotional health
  • emotions
  • empowerment
  • love
  • love and relationships
  • mental health
  • overcoming anxiety
  • relationships
  • resiliency
  • wellness

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